At the start of September, we always try to get to know our new classes better through games, poems and art activities.
We've used all these such as playing who's missing in class, our poem Names and most recently through our Art project of Silhouette Self Portraits!
The concept behind this art was that instead of a normal self silhouette, the children had to fill their silhouette with drawings of things that represent them. We brainstormed what we could include. Some of the ideas were football jerseys, favourite foods, hobbies etc.
We enlisted the help of Mrs O'Chaonfaola to draw a silhouette of a boy and a girl which was then photocopied onto A3 paper. The children got to work on their drawings and once finished carefully cut it out and glued it onto a coloured A3 background.
What the children produced was amazing!
Have a look at our twitter feed to see two slideshows of our work!
Over the last couple of weeks we have been working hard on our Gaeilge.
We have been focusing on the theme of Mé Féin. The children have become excellent at talking about themselves as Gaeilge!
Have a look at our Twitter feed to see some of our Gaelgoir's telling us about themselves and a few of the children reciting the poem an tOctapus!
A big welcome to our new 3rd class! We have almost 2 weeks completed at school already and it feels like we have never been away!
A big welcome to all the parents also! If you want to keep track with what we are up to please check in here or check our twitter account Miss Daffy Quin or @MissSDaffy.
If you ever need to meet with Miss Daffy for a chat please ring Kathy in the office to set up a meeting.
We look forward to a fun year!!
As you may have noticed, I have been experiencing some technical difficulty with the spelling city website. I've managed to figure out a way around this. If you click on the link below, it will bring you to my page and all the spelling lists are listed. Your child will no longer need their username or password. It means that I will not be able to monitor their results as closely but the site will remain free to use. Please let me know if you have any problems.
As we are busy revising our cities, counties, lakes, mountains, rivers and towns for our Easter test, here are some useful websites you can try at home!
Counties of Ireland: http://www.purposegames.com/game/622
Rivers of Ireland: http://www.purposegames.com/game/d16c428b74
Cities/towns of Ireland: http://www.purposegames.com/game/25-towns-of-ireland-quiz
Lakes of Ireland: http://www.purposegames.com/game/major-lakes-and-mountains-of-ireland-quiz
World Book Day was a massive success in Scoil na Mainistreach this year. We all dressed up for the day with characters from the novels we have read this year being firm favourites! There were some great costumes including Gangster Granny, Mrs Grimms, Hetty Feather and a few Harry Potters to name but a few! Even Miss Daffy dressed up as a dictionary!
We also joined up with Miss Howley's first class to engage in some paired reading. This provided a great opportunity for some of our boys and girls to read with their younger brothers or sisters and was a great success!
Ever wonder what we get up to if its raining on our PE days???
Well we've been using the website www.gonoodle.com!
This website is great for giving us activities for the mind and body on rainy days. Though carrying out these activities in our classroom isn't ideal, we still manage to keep a smile on our faces!
Pop over to our twitter account to see a video of us in action!
In Irish, we have been working on the theme of An Aimsire. Tonight the children have been asked to watch the weather forecast on TG4. For anyone who misses the weather, here is a link to a weather forecast online: https://vimeo.com/34898802
Tomorrow we will be acting out our own Réamhaisnéis na haimsire!
This week and last week we have been learning about technology and communication, now we need your help!
We are trying to see how easy the internet and technology make it to communicate with one another, no matter where you are.
Yesterday, we learned about instant messaging.
What we would like you to do is simply comment on this post and also leave your name and where you are writing from!
We are trying to see how many parents/ grandparents/ aunt/ uncles/ cousins or friends we can get to leave us a message!
Thank you for helping us with this experiment and lesson!!
Miss Daffy and All of 3rd and 4th class